Dr. John Townsend is a business consultant, leadership coach, and psychologist. He has written over 30 books, selling 10 million copies, including the New York Times best-selling Boundaries series, Leading from Your Gut, Handling Difficult People, People Fuel, and The Entitlement Cure, an ECPA 2015 Book of the Year finalist.
For more than twenty years Dr. Townsend has engaged with leaders, organizations, and individuals around the globe, offering them life-changing solutions to their problems. He is co-host of the nationally-syndicated talk show New Life Live which is heard in 180 markets with 3 million listeners. He has been interviewed on venues such as Fox News television and published in magazines such as Personal Excellence and the Leadership Journal.
John hosts his own online live video call-in program, “Dr. Townsend Live”, where he provides answers to the caller’s challenges. His podcast, “Dr. Townsend Podcast” gives practical solutions to complex issues. He is also a co-host of the “New Life Live” program.
John also keeps a private “concierge” coaching portfolio of select clients, with whom he directly engages, for their own personal and professional lives.
John co-founded and directed a healthcare company for ten years, with operations in 35 cities in the western U.S. It was here that he learned the strategies for change and success, which he now employs in his coaching and consulting.
John is active on the board of MUSTARD SEED RANCH, an equine program for disadvantaged youth.
A resident of Southern California, Dr. Townsend has two grown sons, Ricky and Benny. One of his passions is playing in “The Bandits”, a band with his sons, at local venues!
Dr. Townsend holds a BA in psychology from North Carolina State University, a Masters in Theology from Dallas Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Biola University.